I’ve spent so much money on our home, but I don’t own it!

I’ve spent so much money on our home, but I don’t own it!

Picture the situation – you are in a long-term, committed relationship with your partner. You live together in your partner’s home, and you have come to see it as your own. You have spent considerable amounts of money on renovating the property, and you might even...
My partner and I are splitting up and we have kids- where do I stand?

My partner and I are splitting up and we have kids- where do I stand?

For many separating couples with children, the real worry is the children. Who will they live with? When will they spend time with both parents? Who will make decisions for them? Will I be phased out?  There is no automatic presumption in favour of either parent as...
Common Law Marriage – an Urban Myth?

Common Law Marriage – an Urban Myth?

Research has shown that around half of cohabiting couples believe in the existence of ‘common law marriage’.  For those of you who have not heard this term – it is the old-fashioned concept that couples who live together and are in a stable and committed relationship...
Why should you make a Will?

Why should you make a Will?

When the time arrives, do you know how much difference having a Will in place can make to your loved ones? And yet, most adults in this country have not made a Will. When somebody dies without a Will, his or her assets are split according to a rigid set of rules known...